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The Organic Conference is a furniture classic that is not one: the chair by design legends Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen could not be mass produced in the 1940s due to a lack of technology. It was revived for the first time in 2006 by Vitra .

For the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition in 1941, Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen created a whole series of versions of the Organic Chair. Formally, the designs were ahead of their time, but never went into series production due to a lack of production techniques. It was only later that organically shaped seating shells could be produced and sold in larger quantities, such as the Eames Plastic Chair by Charles & Ray Eames or the Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen. In 2006, Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum brought the classic chair back to life with the first series production of the Organic Chair, followed in 2008 by the Organic Highback with high backrest and neck support.

The shape of the shells of the Organic Chairs is based on the seating needs of the human body. In both the Organic Chair and Organic Highback reading chairs, the user sits in a slightly lower and reclined position, while the Organic Conference , slightly higher and more upright, supports sitting at a table. The organic design combined with the comfortable upholstery provides excellent seating comfort.

Vitra Manufactures the chairs from the Organic series of ash wood with polyurethane foaming. The high quality hopsak cover ensures that the Organic Conference chair is robust and durable - even in the grueling daily office routine.



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Item no.321958
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Seat height42 cm
For outdoor useNo
  • Upholstery fabric Kvadrat Ria (84% virgin wool, 12% viscose 4% nylon)
  • Base
  • Ash
  • Origin: Western Europe, Poland
  • Upholstery
  • Polyurethane (PUR)
DimensionsHeight: 93.5 cm, Depth: 61.5 cm, Length: 72.5 cm
Weight7.895 kg (without packaging)
Height adjustableNo
DesignCharles & Ray EamesEero Saarinen
CategoryChairs, Conference Chairs